Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer Challenge Day 2 - Picnic

Day 2 (July 3rd) of the Summer Challenge is Picnic. I decided to go with a July 4th-themed picnic to celebrate the holiday. I'll admit, I had a hard time getting inspired for this one. So, here is my take on Picnic Nails.
So what do you think? I had to go with the traditional picnic blanket look, and used stamping to achieve the checkers. This was done using mash-50. For an accent nail I just had to try out Julep America, and it is quite pretty. This time I started with Pure Ice Super Star! for my base -then I just stamped over them with Nicole by OPI Sealed With A Kris, and added my ants with a dotting tool. Once again, I used so many colors for this, I'll just list them out:
  • Pure Ice Super Star!
  • Nicole by OPI Sealed With A Kris
  • Julep America
  • Pure Ice Black Rage
  • China Glaze Four Leaf Clover
  • Spoiled I Only Eat Salads
  • Sally Hansen Hi-Def
  • Misa What A Wonderful Day
  • Cover Girl Espresso
Here are a few more pictures, and my thumb so you can see it better.

Thank you so much for looking! A full outline of the challenge can be found here. Please be sure to check out the other participants in this challenge, too!

  1. Theodora from Red Hair and Black Nail Polish
  2. Kaki from GlitterObsession
  3. Cuti-CLUE-les
  4. Whimsical Glam
  5. Sue from Creative Nail Design by Sue
  6. Sangy from Lipgloss Affairs
  7. Taya from Taya
  8. Kelly from Adventures in Nail Art
  9. Diana from Nails by Diana
  10. Alexis Leigh from -XOXO Alexis Leigh
  11. Namira from Namira Rahman
  12. Chiro from Nail of This Week
  13. IsaBella at IsaBella's World
  14. Beautilicious Blogger
  15. Nikki from Little Green Heart
  16. Peace Love and Polish


  1. Replies
    1. Get it!! The new mash plates are only $15.99, and there's usually free shipping. :)

  2. I need that stamping plate too!!! Looks absolutely amazing! Great job :)

    1. Get them! :P I just checked and they actually raised the price a bit to $17.99, it's still totally worth it. You get 25 plates. http://www.mashnails.com/nail-art-image-plates-1-25.html

      And, thank you for the compliment. :)


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